Celebrating 80 years of Puffin!
This year we are proud to celebrate 80 years of Puffin. Initially launching in the UK during World War II to help explain the evacuations to children, Puffin published fiction soon after and eventually expanded to Australia in 1963 with the launch of Kangaroo Tales, The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat. From its beginning, Puffin Australia has been committed to sharing Australian stories, building the Australian identity and providing quality literature for children, an ethos that exists to this day.
The title to our little booklet, Puffinalia, is a nod to the magazine, launched in 1977, which was sent to Australian Puffin Club members. Here you'll find a range of our exciting new releases for the first half of 2020 as well as information to help you choose the best fiction and non-fiction for each learning stage, why reading aloud is good for the brain and a very special word from Melina Marchetta on writing beginner-reader stories for her daughter.
Download a word search and colouring page.
Observe the chemical reaction of making honeycomb at home in National Science Week 2020.
Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).
A beautiful activity pack for Melina Marchetta's new series, What Zola Did
Books for first timers, experienced students or parents at home.
Here are some of the best selling books of the year.
One art form that has always celebrated Australiana is picture books.
Inspire an eternal love of reading with these accessible series for new readers, featuring large print, fun images, simple vocabulary, and best of all, captivating stories!
Find your new favourite book by checking out the book trailer first!
Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.
Browse the extensive list of books for high school students.
How a little cartoon bird became the icon of stories for kids.